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India coal scandal permits scrapped

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:10
India's top court scraps almost all coal mining permits awarded since 1993 in a corruption scandal which has cost the country tens of billions of dollars.

Nigeria MPs probe arms deal cash

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:09
Nigeria's MPs are investigating how $9.3m (£5.7m) of government money - allegedly earmarked for an arms deal - ended up on a private jet in South Africa.

Blackberry rethinks the keyboard

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
Blackberry launches a wide-screened smartphone whose innovative keyboard features push keys that can also recognise gesture controls.

VIDEO: First look at Blackberry Passport

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Blackberry's latest smartphone, which it calls Passport.

India Mars mission arrives in orbit

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:53
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:44
Why Indian mission costs less than a Hollywood movie

Novel antibiotic class created

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:39
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.

Art show called off after protests

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:22
A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.

Unions set for three days of strikes

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:14
The PCS union confirms a strike for 15 October which could be the third consecutive day of strikes by major public sector unions over pay.

Yahoo prodigy opts for university

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:08
The 18-year-old coder who was paid millions to sell his app to Yahoo has decided to go to university in the UK rather than work full-time in the US.

Robinson 'not planning to step down'

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:42
First Minister Peter Robinson denies he has any plans to stand down before the next Northern Ireland Assembly election.

EU in biggest ever crime crackdown

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:37
Police forces in the European Union have made 1,000 arrests in their biggest-ever co-ordinated crackdown on organised crime, Europol announces.

Children save dad after wasp sting

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:26
Two Belfast children are praised for helping to save their father who went into anaphylactic shock while driving after being stung by a wasp.

Reports of bent iPhones spread

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:24
Experts are divided about whether Apple should respond to claims that its new iPhone models are prone to becoming misshapen if carried in pockets.

Your Ceefax match reports

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:13
We asked you to send us League Cup reports written in Ceefax style - here are some of the best of your submissions.

Sturgeon confirms SNP leadership bid

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:09
Nicola Sturgeon launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.

VIDEO: IS 'trafficking Yazidi women for sex'

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:02
More than 3,000 Yazidi women and children have been captured by Islamic State militants and are being trafficked for sex, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Toby Jones on Marvellous role

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:02
Bafta nominee Toby Jones stars in a new BBC drama, Marvellous, telling the story of Neil Baldwin whose life defies limitations despite having learning difficulties.

Labour 'would revive shattered NHS'

Wed, 2014-09-24 03:55
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says Labour will put "people before profit" in the NHS, with new rights for carers and a shake-up of palliative care.

Teachers 'mistrust A-level grades'

Wed, 2014-09-24 03:52
Research for exams watchdog Ofqual suggests nearly half of teachers lack confidence in A-level grades.

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